7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  11​h
1
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Fresno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Big Sur
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Anaheim
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Birmingham

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Birmingham to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Birmingham to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Birmingham in May since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 55°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Fresno

Fresno ©
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Shinzen Japanese Garden and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fresno visit planning site .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Fresno are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia National Park
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Getting from Fresno to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Fresno in May, you will find days in Monterey are colder (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

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Carmel is very close to Monterey. In May in Carmel, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Big Sur online trip itinerary builder .

Big Sur is very close to Carmel. In May in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll set off for West Hollywood on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally stop by Fred Segal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the West Hollywood trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Big Sur to West Hollywood in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in May: high temperatures in West Hollywood hover around 71°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Anaheim tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from West Hollywood to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from West Hollywood in May, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
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Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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